FARMINGTON — A Kingfield woman was indicted Thursday on charges she allegedly helped her boyfriend, Tommy Clark, conceal the fatal drunken New Year’s Day hit and run he was convicted of last month.

Nakita Tolman, 27, was indicted by a Franklin County grand jury on a felony charge of hindering apprehension or prosecution, Class C, and a misdemeanor charge of false public report.

Tolman was a passenger in Clark’s car when he struck and killed Taylor Gaboury, 21, of East Wilton, while he was driving drunk on Witlon Road early on the morning of Jan. 1.

Clark, 25, of Industry, checked on Gaboury after hitting her with his car, but when he realized she was dead, he fled to the Colonial Valley Motel in Farmington, where he was staying and where he was later found by police.

Gaboury was walking to her parents house in Farmington when she was struck near Franklin Memorial Hospital. She was pronounced dead at the scene,

After pleading guilty in June to aggravated operating under the influence and leaving the scene of an accident, Clark was sentenced last month and is serving three years in prison on a suspended seven year sentence.


Tolman had not previously been charged with a crime, but she was one of two female passengers in the vehicle at the time of the accident, according to a probable cause report filed in conjunction with Clark’s case.

The other passenger has not been charged with a crime.

Clark left the passengers at the entry of Webber Insurance following the accident. Tolman then called 911 to report the accident, the report, written by Farmington Police Sgt. Edward Hastings IV, said.

When police arrived at the scene, the passengers told police that they allegedly had seen a boot in the roadway, leading them to find Gaboury.

After being interview by police, Tolman and the other passenger were taken back to the Colonial Valley Motel where they were staying.

However, the report says Officer Michael Lyman found the interview “highly suspicious” and went to the motel, where Clark was found in Tolman’s Dodge Intrepid. Tolman’s vehicle was parked directly beside Clark’s Dodge Dart, which had signs of “extensive damage” the front passenger’s side.


It was later learned that Tolman, who was the front seat passenger, saw Gaboury before the crash and tried to alter Clark, though it was too late, the report says.

As of Friday afternoon a court date had not been scheduled for Tolman, according to a Franklin County clerk.

Lauren Abbate — 861-9252

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Twitter: @Lauren_M_Abbate

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